Course code BūvZ1016

Credit points 3

Engineering Geodesy

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author lect.

Valdis Veinbergs

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students acquire the geodesy application theory and practice for solving various engineering geodesy problems, learn to perform precise measurements for research, design, construction and operation process of civil engineering structures, using as usual as well as the special geodetic instruments and measuring methods.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knows geodetic methods, geodetic tools used in the construction of various structures.
Is able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. Is able to independently obtain, select and analyze the information necessary for the performance of the required geodetic works, and use it, make decisions in accordance with his / her competence and solve problems related to the work to be performed. Knowledge is tested with the help of a test. There are two tests to test the knowledge of the course. Skills assessment is tested by performing laboratory work. The final test is an exam.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Type and size of land. Coordinate systems - 2h
2. Orientation. Azimuths, hubs and directional angle - 2h
3. Elevation systems used in engineering geodesy. Plans and maps - 3h
4. Types of geodetic measurements. Angle measurement - 3h
5. Theodolites and their tests - 3h
6. Methods of measuring horizontal and vertical angles. Magnetic azimuth measurement - 4h
7. Determination of perpendiculars. Distance measurement with measuring tapes, stripe rangefinders and electro-optical light rangefinders - 4h
8. Leveling. Level check. Leveling of technical accuracy class - 4h
9. Trigonometric and hydrostatic leveling - 2h
10. Geodetic networks - 1h
11. Horizontal surveying and topographic surveying - 3h
12. Geodetic survey data processing - 2h
13. Compilation of a topographic plan - 6h
14. Determination of distance, angles, coordinates, slope in the topographic plan. Reading the plan - 3h
15. Geodetic inspections of the structure - 4h

16 Performance measurements and preparation of performance measurement plans - 2h

Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam on the theoretical material acquired in the study course.
All tests and laboratory work must be included.
Successful assessment in the exam.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students need to independently perform laboratory work, guided by the requirements defined in lectures.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Exam evaluation according to points:
5 Average - 5
6 Almost good -
7 good - 7
8 Very good -
9 excellent - 9

10 excellent - 10

Compulsory reading

1. Helfriča B., Bīmane I., Kronbergs M., Zuments U. Ģeodēzija. Rīga: LĢIA, 2007. 262 lpp
2. Клюшин Е.Б., Киселев М.И. и др. Инженерная геодезия. Учебник для вузов. Москва: Изд. Центр « Академия», 2004.
3. Ministru kabineta 2015. gada 16. jūnija noteikumi Nr. 325 "Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 305-15 "Ģeodēziskie darbi būvniecībā"". Latvijas Vēstnesis, 124, 30.06.2015.

4. Ministru kabineta 2012. gada 24. aprīļa noteikumi Nr. 281 "Augstas detalizācijas topogrāfiskās informācijas un tās centrālās datubāzes noteikumi". Latvijas Vēstnesis, 65, 26.04.2012.


The study course is intended for the professional higher education bachelor study program Construction